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Cyclocross Hits Eagle Island

Saturday, Nov. 17

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Through rain, sleet or snow, Idaho cyclists are determined to keep pedaling well into the winter months. Whether it's to and from work or a way to blow off steam, cyclists refuse to slow down for silly risks like freezing their asses off—or even worse, frostbite.

But regardless of the temperature, there's always a way to celebrate riding, and may we suggest the Eagle Island Cyclocross Race.

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Boise riders can crank up their gears and participate in the last race of the 10th annual series. The track consists of a one- or two-mile course that includes everything from sand and dirt to grass and pavement. Riders from every level of experience are encouraged to participate and races are divided into categories for pros, masters, juniors and first-time riders.

Up for grabs is the chance for cash prizes in pro and masters races, while juniors and beginners receive ribbons. (It's an A for effort, right?) Since this is the season finale, racers are able to enjoy some drinks and grub as they cool down from their ride.

Whether you're a senior citizen or you just took off your training wheels, you better get up on that bike and keep pedaling. While we can't promise that spectators will be shielded from the cold, we do think that some rigorous cycling is a great way to combat the continually dropping temps.

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